The word ‘stray’ will no longer be used for cows roaming the streets of Jaipur. According to orders issued by JMC Greater on Thursday, the words ‘shelterless’ or ‘destitute’ cow will be used in the language of all official orders, operation, functioning and mutual communication of JMC Greater.
The initiative was taken up by Deputy Mayor Puneet Karnavat. “During the inspection of zonal offices of municipal corporations and visits to various places in the city, it was found that the word ‘stray cow’ is used for cows that roam outdoors in the streets or elsewhere. I found it very disturbing to use such words for the sacred animal that is worshipped in our religion. ”
He also said that the cow is respected in Indian culture and civilization. “The cow has cultural, social and religious significance for us. It was decided to use the word ‘shelterless’ or ‘destitute’ instead of ‘stray’ for cows to maintain the same importance and respect of the ‘Gaumata’ according to public sentiment, “said Karnawat.